• North Carolina head coach Roy Williams questions a call during the first  half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.  (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

    UNC spokesman: Williams expected back at next practice

    North Carolina Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams is expected to be at the team’s next practice and game following a bout with vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday’s win at Boston College.

  • Carolina Panthers’ head coach Ron Rivera yells during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Panthers turn page to 2016 after deflating Super Bowl loss

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dave Gettleman has been on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to Super Bowl — winning two with the New York Giants as a front office assistant and losing on Sunday as general manager of the Carolina Panthers.

  • North Carolina head coach Roy Williams questions a call during the first  half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.  (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

    With Williams sick, No. 9 North Carolina beats BC 68-65

    BOSTON (AP) — Playing most of the second half without coach Roy Williams, who left the bench after complaining of vertigo, No. 9 North Carolina rallied to beat Boston College 68-65 on Tuesday night thanks to 20 points from Justin Jackson.

  • UNC’s Williams taken to locker room after feeling dizzy

    BOSTON (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams got dizzy and had to be taken to the locker room during the second half of the Tar Heels game at Boston College on Tuesday night.

  • Pastor’s widow: Daughters must live without ‘sense of fear’

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a pastor slain with eight others at a historic South Carolina church says shielding her young daughters will be a priority during an upcoming murder trial expected to reopen emotional wounds.

  • NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France speaks during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. NASCAR announced a new charter system for team owners. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has agreed on a franchise-like system with its team owners, one in which owning a team will now provide actual value.

  • Duke QB Sirk out with ruptured left Achilles tendon

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says quarterback Thomas Sirk has ruptured his left Achilles tendon.

  • Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton answers questions after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif.  The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Newton defends actions after Super Bowl: I will not conform

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said Tuesday that he’s “sore loser,” but defended walking out of a press conference after the Super Bowl by saying he didn’t feel like talking to the media after Carolina’s 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.

  • Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, left, and Louisville coach Rick Pitino speak prior to an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    No. 13 Louisville falls to Duke 72-65

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 13 Louisville can’t win any tournaments this season. The best the Cardinals can do is finish atop the ACC standings.

  • Chicago Bulls' Kirk Hinrich, right, and Charlotte Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, left, chase a loose ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Walker scores 30 as Hornets beat Bulls, 108-91

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are finally close to being 100 percent healthy again, and are working their way back into the Eastern Conference playoff picture.